Again, sorry for another post on temperature issues.
I'm having my mechanic fit my wastegate actuator tomorrow, but also asked him to inspect the thermostat/fluctuating situation.
I should have mentioned this before in the previous thread, but didn't see it as such an important issue:
Basically my A3 takes f**king ages to get up to 90 degrees. The other day I had to drive to Stansted airport (70 miles from where I live). 15 minutes before leaving, I started the car and left it ticking over on my drive to see if it would heat up before leaving - the guage had barely gone over 70 degrees. Then got in the car, and only by 20 miles into the journey was it up to running temperature.
Surely this cannot be right? Also, I'm sure it's starting to take longer and longer each time I drive it. It was never this bad before?
Just a faulty thermo?